CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 13123 - Welshpool, Bull bridge

NGR :- SJ2258907526 (SJ20NW)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Welshpool
Prefered site type :- Post Medieval - Bridge (Structure - Damaged )

Bridge over Lledan Brook at Church Street (formerly Bull Street) in centre of Welshpool. Bull Arch replaced by a culvert c. 1843. Small stone bridge of one segmental arch surviving only at downstream end near the old Clive Cinema. Voussoirs and prominent keystone have rock-faced rustication, parapet of large blocks with scappled surface now broken down but probably originally two courses. Parapet rebuilt in 1847 'because of accidents'. Culvert collapsed in Church Street in 1982 and replaced. Bridge elevation in urgent need of repair. Bridge designed or erected by Thomas Penson (1790-1859) (Anthony, C R, 1995).

Sources:-
Anthony, C R , 1995 , "Penson's Progress: the work of a nineteenth-century county surveyor ", The Montgomeryshire Collections 83 , 163 .
Jones, N W, Silvester, R J & Britnell, W J , 2003 , Montgomery Canal Conservation Management Strategy. Landscape Archaeology Assessment , CPAT Report 550 .

Events:-
Assessment CPAT / 2003(31/08/03) -
Desktop study CPAT / 2003(31/08/03) -
HLC CPAT / 2003(31/08/03) -

record created 11/06/98 JM98 - copyright CPAT , last updated 10/05/04
The above data are supplied by CPAT in partnership with its Local Authorities and the partners of END, CPAT SMR partnership, 2004 (and in part Crown, 2004 - as indicated)



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Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust, Curatorial Section, 7a Church Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7DL.
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